Don’t Lose All Your Hot Air – 2 Key Factors in Choosing an Energy Efficient Front Door

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Fall is in the air, and temperatures are starting to drop. As we enter colder months, it is important to make sure your home is not losing heat through the entry door. Many older front doors can leak both air and heat, contributing to significant losses in energy costs over time. The many new options in energy efficient front door and window materials can help keep the air and heat inside.

Below are two essential factors to consider when selecting an energy-efficient front door.


energy efficient front doorThe entry door material you select has a significant impact on energy efficiency. Solid wood entry doors can provide a high-end look, but they don’t offer the same energy efficiency of more modern material. Luckily energy-efficient doors come in a variety of beautiful styles that not only boost curb appeal but can help save money on your utility bill.

Fiberglass doors are a practical and durable choice for most people. These light doors are typically available in embossed wood-grain textures that can give your entry the appealing look of a natural wood door with the energy efficiency of fiberglass. Fiberglass doors get their energy efficiency from a dense polyurethane foam core, which is among the most energy-efficient door materials available today.



Perhaps one of the most important factors to consider for exterior door energy efficiency is the installation. Heat and cool air are generally lost through air leaks around the door, not through the door itself. The best way to ensure that the final product is energy efficient is by bringing in a professional team. Entry doors are also known as door systems because they come pre-hung in a frame and are often pre-drilled for a knob and deadbolt. To properly seat and seal a door requires the precision of an experienced contractor.


Looking to replace your exterior doors, or want to make your home more energy efficient? At California Window and Door, Inc., we work with some of the best door and window manufacturers to provide our customers with a vast selection of high-quality doors. Our team of experts can help with the selection, design, and installation of energy-efficient exterior doors. Whether your project is new construction, a remodel, renovation, or exterior update, we can offer a wide range of quality products. Give us a call at 760-773-1053 to schedule a consultation, we look forward to helping you.

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